Soludo Dismisses Allegation of Budget Padding
Anambra state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has dismissed allegations of budget padding for some projects by margins as wide as 300 per cent in some ministries.
This is contained in a statement released this Thursday, by his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime.
Soludo attributes the allegations to criminals of different types displaced by his government who are fighting back with propaganda.
He said the claims that the commissioner for works refused to appear before the House of Assembly to defend his ministry’s budget on June 29 is false.
Soludo went further to provide the cost trend of road projects executed in the state which he said ranged from above N200 million to as much as N1 billion per kilometer in 2018 when diesel was N120 per litre and a tonne of asphalt, N18,000.